Temporary Book Place Hours:

Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm

1608 Grant Ave. at 7th Street, Novato

(415) 209 0212

Friends of the Marin County Free Library

We are a nonprofit 501(c)3 group of volunteers dedicated to making our library system and its programs the best they can be. Anyone who enjoys the pleasure of a good book or the myriad of benefits and services of the library should be a friend. Our non-profit tax ID is 23-7098721.

Book Place announces expanded hours, 10 am to 3 pm Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday!

Donations accepted Tuesday and Saturday only

Celebrate Friends of the Library Week with a Sale!

Join us during National Friends of the Library Week (October 18-24) to shop our Children's book sale and Sidewalk Bag Sale. Browse inside and take 1/2 off all Children’s books, or you can purchase a standard-size grocery bag for $10 and choose from all types of books for kids and adults alike from our front sidewalk carts!*


Placing sale books around the store and out front will assist us in maintaining adequate social distancing. All precautions (masks, social distancing and limiting shoppers inside our store) help to keep you safe for an enjoyable browsing experience (please remember your masks). You can help US out by either writing a check or having smaller bills ($5/10’s) to speed up the process.


Support the Friends’ mission to fund library programs/services, and score some deals on great books for all ages.

Our sale dates and hours are: October 17, 20, 22, and 24 from 10am-3pm.

October brings cooler days and closer to Election Day. Our monthly specials get you ready for Fall: 

  • Small paperback Mysteries are 40c, or 3 for $1.00

  • Politics, $1.00 each

  • 50% off Teen books

  • 50% off Art Instruction/how-to guides


The Book Place is located at 1608 Grant Avenue in Novato. Ample parking behind the store with back entry. 415-209-0212. 

You may visit us indoors or at curbside, whichever is more comfortable for you. We’ll still take book requests via our email,, or via a phone message, 415-209-0212 (speak slowly, clearly, and have both title and author). We'll let you know if we have the book(s), and the total charges. We'd prefer a personal check, 


We’re also accepting book/material donations at our sorting room in the back parking lot (enter off 7th Street).  We’re accepting donations on Tuesdays and Saturdays ONLY, since we must quarantine the donations before handling. Stay in your car, and volunteers will take a look at your donations before accepting. We strongly encourage you to review our donation guidelines before packing up and coming over. Space is limited. A phone call beforehand to check on available space would be ideal; we know you've been holding these things for awhile and we hate to disappoint!


We've taken all precautions to make your experience safe and enjoyable. You must wear a mask to enter, and we’ll keep everything safe with continual cleaning and disinfecting.

Come by to see us!

Our Mission
  • focus public attention on and generate community support for library services, facilities, and other needs

  • expand opportunities for the education and well-being of the community

  • encourage literacy

  • assist in obtaining financial support for the library

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